As my son and I continued our trek through the Porsche parking corral, we came across even more clusters of GT3’s. I was now on GT3 overload, and here in front of me sat my personal dream car, a 2011 GT3 3.8 model (my favorite) in silver on black, sandwiched between two earlier GT3’s…
A little further down the row, we found a solo example of a 2011 GT2RS, parked well away from the GT3’s.
And then a couple more GT3RS’s thrown in for good measure…
At the other end of the Porsche corral, we encountered what had to be a one -off, “sample to match”, painted 997 (see photo below). The only other time I have seen a Porsche even close to this color, was my friend Ian’s 964, a right hand drive model built for the Hong Kong market.
But now it was time to watch the Group 3 race, so we headed off to turn 2 to catch the start. The following images are just a few from the race:
By the time the race ended, it was noon, and the Porsche owners who had signed up for the on track “parade laps” were being staged within the Porsche corral area, and arranged in rows to enter the track, starting from turn 5.
Once the parade laps were done, two of the new 2012 Porsche 991’s were unleashed onto the track for some fast laps; below the red, 2012 Porsche 991 at speed, turn 5.
When they had finished their laps and came off the track, we headed back to Cayman island for one last look at two friends cars that had been on display in the 911 chronology display.
For our last race of the day, we decided to watch from the grandstands located between turn 11 and the start/ finish line. The next class scheduled was Group 6, a mixed class of 911’s and the “Cayman Interseries”cars…
And with that, our Porsche Rennsport Reunion 4 weekend came to an end. It was an incredible 3 days, and an experience that I was fortunate enough to experience and share with my son.
The sign out front had predicted an epic weekend, and delivered beyond all expectations. And based upon the reported overwhelming success of this event, I suspect that we will all have in three years time, the opportunity to once again return to Laguna Seca Raceway, and experience Porsche’s Rennsport Reunion V…
(All photos by the author)
(P.S. – SPEED TV began broadcasting their one hour coverage of Rennsport Reunion IV today / November 13. Their broadcast scheduling is as follows /all times shown are Pacific Time):
November 13 -Noon ( I caught today’s broadcast – Excellent coverage by SPEED TV)
Monday November 14 -Midnight
Saturday November 19 -1 PM
Wednesday November 30 -11 PM
Thursday December 1 -1 AM